I am a retired State Department foreign affairs analyst, writer, editor, mentor, manager and political observer, and now an independent foreign affairs consultant and classical music YouTube archivist in the Washington DC area. After a 39-year career at the nexus of the worlds of intelligence and diplomacy observing the USSR, the Middle East and Africa, I am available to share with you my expertise, insights, and observations on international affairs and foreign policy. Career details are here.

I am passionate about music and, in addition to my professional interests, manage a classical music YouTube channel with more than 42,000 subscribers. I have a large collection of LPs -- including many old classical recordings that have never been commercially marketed on CD -- and enjoy digitizing these rare performances to make them more widely available.

I also am interested in IT, and enjoy building websites for friends and clients. I've worked with the Drupal CMS for the last 18 years and am available to assist on all aspects of setup, configuration and maintenance. I manage an online record store that I built with Drupal 7.  I am now working with Drupal 8 / 9.

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